1997 Southern California Ozone Study - NARSTO
Mt. Wilson Description and Site Map

This page updated January 31, 2006.

1997 Southern California Ozone Study - NARSTO

Mt. Wilson Description and Site Map


The Mount (Mt.) Wilson site was established as part of the SCOS97-NARSTO UV Radiation experiments, primarily to measure UV flux above the polluted layers of air in the South Coast Air Basin. Radiometry included high-resolution UV spectrometry (Brewer) and simpler UV and total solar radiometers for evaluation as routine indicators of solar UV flux. Additional measurements were added to detect arrival of polluted air from lower elevations, including ozone, light scattering (nephelometer) and light absorption (COH). NOAA also equipped this site with a video camera to provide time-lapse images of the formation and dissipation of haze on the coastal plain. Mt. Wilson is also one of the country s premier sites for solar astronomy, making data about solar UV activity also available to the SCOS97 research team.



The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) maintains a video camera on top of Mt. Wilson. If you would like to view the most recent video from this facility, please click here ,and then scroll down to the Mt. Wilson Observatory area of this web page. You will note the option to select either the "picture" or the "movie." You might be interested in going to the Mt. Wilson website itself which can be found at http://www.mtwilson.edu/.




SCOS-NARSTO Site Map

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